Neighborhood: South Area
Address: 25 Necco St.
Closed doors in: Dec. 31, 1991
Famous for: Being a center for Boston's youth and music culture
Upon entering the Channel, loyal fans were met with a classic roadhouse look as a 15' PA system would sway from side to side when local acts graced the stage. But don't let looks deceive you, this rundown club served as a mainstay for Boston's metalheads, punks, and goths throughout the '80s until it was closed down in 1991. A pantheon of top-of-the-line acts like Fleetwood Mac, the Kinks, the Byrds, Slayer, Stone Temple Pilots, and the Cure among others played to sold-out crowds during its heyday. The club also came furnished with a concession stand, game room, and a back bar area, and served as a favorite hangout for Boston's youth. Unfortunately, nothing is left of the building; it was demolished in the late '90s.